First-Year/Sophomore 101 Fall 2013
Software Everywhere
Gregory M. Kapfhammer
You and Your Research
You and Your Research?
You and Your Life
Richard Hamming
"The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers"
"Why do so few scientists make significant contributions and so many are forgotten in the long run?"
"What are the important problems in your field?"
Count off by threes
Form groups according to your numbers
You have thirty minutes to discuss the following questions
What is one assertion with which you disagreed?
What is one assertion with which you agreed?
What is one important fact that you learned?
What is one survey question that you could ask your colleagues?
Be prepared to orally present your results
Door opened? Door closed?
One dimensionality?
Sacrifice of personality?
Neglect of loved ones?
Confidence and courage
Administer the survey to your colleagues
What did you learn from the survey results?
Additional points
John Tukey
"Knowledge and productivity are like compound interest"
"Great thoughts" time
Giving speeches
Your take home point?